Klaus Kugel

drums, percussion

  • phone: + 49 2264 40 49 461
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Projects

Projects

GANELIN TRIO PRIORITY


GANELIN TRIO PRIORITY

trio photos by Matthias Creutziger

Vyacheslav Ganelin - piano, synthesizer, percussion
Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone | Klaus Kugel - drums


" ... and they’re still playing highly interactive, tensile music."
- The New York Times, 2007

"The new Ganelin Trio is without comparison in European music."
- from the DVD linernotes by Wolf Kampmann, Berlin, 2006


Project website: www.ganelintrio.com

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PETRAS VYSNIAUSKAS QUARTET


PETRAS VYSNIAUSKAS QUARTET

Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Roberta Piket - piano, Christian Ramond - bass, Klaus Kugel - drums


"Soprano saxophonist Petras Vysniauskas, a Lithuanian, is I believe one of the most profoundly original musicians concentrating on that instrument -- his jagged phrases expanded on determinedly original intervals and his sound is powerful -- stronger and more pointed than Sam River’s has become, for instance, more densely concentrated than the late Steve Lacy’s, if not polyphonic in the manner of Evan Parker." - Howard Mandel, 2007, USA


Project website: www.petrasvysniauskas.com

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SWITCHBACK


SWITCHBACK

Mars Williams - saxophones, flutes | Waclaw Zimpel - clarinets, flutes
Hilliard Greene - double bass | Klaus Kugel - drums


SWITCHBACK is a new high octane quartet from Chicago, Warsaw, NYC and Cologne. New CD on Multikulti !! NEXT TOUR 2016 !!


Project website: www.switchback.inemu.com

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ULTRAMARINE


ULTRAMARINE

Uliana Horbachevska - voice | Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Mark Tokar - double bass, voice | Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion


"The group`s sound ... runs the gamut of human expression, traversing a landscape of peaks and valleys. Using Ukrainian folklore and free-form improv, the quartet stirs up infectious enthusiasm ... maintain a cohesive warmth, with an almost invisible seam connecting each section ... the music reaches an ecstatic climax ... " - John Barron, theJazzWord, USA, 2012

Watch ULTRAMARINE on youtu.be


Project website: www.ultramarine.inemu.com

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STEFAN HEIDTMANN PROJECT


STEFAN HEIDTMANN PROJECT

photos © Cees Van De Ven

Stefan Heidtmann - piano, composition
Reiner Winterschladen - trumpet | Gerd Dudek - tenor saxophone
Dieter Manderscheid - double bass | Klaus Kugel - drums


"The Desire for Sound - (...), that’s an illustrious group. And it would not be remotely exaggerated to claim that there isn’t much better in German jazz. Or in Europe." (Frankfurter Rundschau, 2001)
The Stefan Heidtmann Project played 2002 at the Euro Jazz Festival Mexico City & and toured in Mexico.
The cd "blue sand and green sky" (shaa-music) was awarded 5 stars in the German magazine FONOFORUM.


Project website: www.reviews.heidtmann.info

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SABIR MATEEN & DELL/RAMOND/KUGEL


SABIR MATEEN & DELL/RAMOND/KUGEL

Sabir Mateen - alto & tenor sax, flutes, alto & b-clarinet, poetry
Christopher Dell - vibes | Christian Ramond - bass | Klaus Kugel - drums


Sabir Mateen’s enduring presence which no-one can ignore within the scene of improvisational music has made him protagonist of one chapter in Phil Freeman’s book "New York Is Now! The New Wave of Free Jazz".

" ... Dell, Ramond and Kugel ... is an excellent rhythm section, that quietly turns in an exhilarating performance. Everything is terrifically balanced, from the song structures to the interaction. Collective motion is electric: a charging, spasmodic swing rises up from all sides. They are, simply, an irresistible rhythm trio, by turns direct, elusive, and awash in color." - Greg Buium, CODA MAGAZINE, Canada, 2003

[the first concert of this new project took place at the Jazz Festival Prague 2011]


Project website: www.sabir-mateen.and.dell.ramond.kugel-trio.com

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DIKEMAN - KUGEL - VAN DER WEIDE


DIKEMAN - KUGEL - VAN DER WEIDE

John Dikeman - tenor & baritone saxophone
Raoul van der Weide - contrabass, crackle box
Klaus Kugel - drums
[also available with special guest: Andy Moor - guitar (The Ex)]


Shades of Albert Ayler fragmented and fermented in a universe converging in refractory impro areas, temperaments and sounds.
●●●● CD on NotTwo Records: "across the sky" ●●●●


Project website: www.dikeman-kugel-vanderweide.inemu.com

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ZEICHEN AM WEG - VÄGMÄRKEN


ZEICHEN AM WEG - VÄGMÄRKEN

Ute Kaiser - voice
Waclaw Zimpel - clarinets, tarogato, flutes
Klaus Kugel - percussion, sound objects


Ein literarisches Konzert mit Fragmenten aus dem Tagebuch
Dag Hammarskjölds.


Project website: www.zeichen.utekaiser.com

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MOONDOC/CAMPBELL/GREENE/KUGEL


MOONDOC/CAMPBELL/GREENE/KUGEL

photo © Nick Ruechel

Jemeel Moondoc - alto saxophone | Roy Campbell - trumpet, fluegelhorn, flute
Hilliard Greene - double bass | Klaus Kugel - drums


Watch the quartet on youtu.be

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